Issue 41: Page 15

Author_Ninja on Jan. 24, 2012

On time again. gotten rather good at this.
 
So, some of my fans may have noticed that I'm a Brony. I'm okay with that. I've always loved cartoons, and watch a lot of them that are well beyond my age range. I just got through a Fairly Odd Parent marathon and I'm starting on Danny Phantom. It's one of the few pure joys in my life, watching cartoons.
 
HNow, those of you who watch the show may have heard some rumors going around that Derpy, a fan creation who gained internet stardom to the point where she was literally put in the show as a nod to the fans for giving their support. Some people fear that after her appearance, because of her slow voice and weird eyes means that she is making fun of mentally handicapped people. These people probably don't know much about internet culture or would know Derpy doesn't mean retarded, but silly and clumsy, and even just the doofy face she often makes. The term first being created by South Park, by Mr. Derp, a forcefully silly character.
 
A lot of people are worried that there's petitions out there trying to ban and remove her from the show. So much fear that there's a counter petition. Now, I'm going to hold a nuetral position, much like Hasbro itself, until I read the facts. But, I signed the counter ‘Save Derpy’ petition anyway. Better safe than sorry. Even if you don't follow the show, but you want to help stand up for an underdog whose only crime is being misunderstood, then add your signature. I, and many others like me, will thank you.
 
http://www.change.org/petitions/hasbro-studiosthe-hub-do-not-change-derpys-name